We've been having quite a roller-coaster weather here in Cali. There were a few days of Spring fever, but the weather quickly faded into the lower temperatures. And the best thing to recuperate from a cold night is by taking a nice hot shower with one of my favorite bath product, the Korres Showergels ($19.50 for 13.53 fl. oz.), which made onto my favorite products list of 2012.
I haven't tried out all the various fragrances yet (looks like Jasmine is a winner with many people), but so far, I've had some fun times with Japanese Rose, Basil Lemon (my favorite scent and smells so clean), and Clementine (discontinued).
There aren't much that I ask for in a shower product other than having a pleasant scent, good lather, and non-stripping cleansing ability (OK! May be that is a lot. That's fine. I know I'm picky). The Korres Showergels pass all these standards according to my book.
At almost 20 bucks a bottle, this is certainly not the most affordable option on the market, but the whopping amount of 400ml should last you many showers. And did I mention that a little really goes a long way. You only need a slight squirt for an amazing bath experience.
This showergel lathers effortless, and if you are using it with a loofah or sponge, you should be able to create loads of foam for the entire body, which is the reason this cleanses so well without stripping away the skin's natural layer. It feels moisturizing on the skin but provides a good wash from head to toe, leaving the skin silky and smooth afterward. Even during the dry Winter months, my skin wasn't dried out after using this product.
The best feature of these showergels is the incredible and non-overwhelming scent, which doesn't smell like a bottle of perfume. The fragrances are fresh, clean, and crisp. There are no strong notes or processed smell that cause me headache. The revitalizing aroma works the best in the morning as a refreshing wake up call to start off a great day.
Now, I have to point out that these Korres scents are really hit or miss. Some, like Japanese Rose and Guava, smell divine, but others, such as Clementine, are just a bit off. If there is one that suites your taste, definitely stock up. Unfortunately, the smell does not linger after I stepped out of the shower, which can be positive if you apply conflicting scented products later on.
For the maximum pampering experience, I like to pair this up with a delicious Korres Body Butter ($29 for 235ml), and it's a fantastic treat for my skin.
Overall, this is a great product that performs extremely well. You get what you paid for so don't be deterred by the more expensive price. This eco-friendly showergel provides good lather and possess strong cleansing power, allowing you to enjoy moisturized and baby soft body.
Test out the different scents before taking one home to avoid getting one that you dislike. And remember to slap on some body butter afterward for that ultimate spa experience.
What is your favorite body wash? Do you have a particular one that you love during the cold weather? ~Angela